Street Fight Daily: How Businesses Can Prepare for Voice-Driven Commerce, Google Pursues OOH in Big Way

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… As Local Search Enters the Voice Era, Three Content Channels Dominate… Google’s Targeted Ads Are Coming to a Billboard Near You… DexYP (and Other Publishers) Transition to Digital, But Limited Revenue Suggests Bleak Long-Term Prospects…

Will Apple Help Assemble the ‘Internet of Places’?

The AR cloud is the missing piece in the vision we all have for how AR should work. It’s the spatial map of the world that will let AR devices understand their surroundings. Taking this into account, the news that Apple is collecting its own data for Apple Maps may have implications for AR.

Street Fight Daily: Apple’s Intertwined Futures in AR and Maps, Snapchat Is Shrinking

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… Will Apple Help Assemble the ‘Internet of Places’?… Snapchat’s User Base is Shrinking. Here’s Why… Social Is Getting More Difficult for Content Marketers…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Releases Slew of Local Features, Here Challenges Google Maps

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… Facebook Announces Slew of Changes to Boost Local Businesses… Here Attacks Google Maps with New Freemium Website Plan… Alexa Users Are Reportedly Not Buying Anything with Their Voice…

Street Fight Daily: What to Know About Amazon’s Fast-Growing Ad Biz, Are Publishers Now Like Tech Vendors?

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… 5 Things to Know About Amazon’s Fast-Growing Ad Biz… Are Publishers Becoming More Like Tech Vendors?… Street Culture: SproutLoud’s Reinvention Requires Collaboration…

Street Fight Daily: Square Opens Its Platform to Developers, Google Pursues the Gamification Route

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… Square Announces SDK, Opening Its Platform Directly to Developers for First Time… Google Hooks Up With Unity to Entice Advertisers with Game Supply… After Downgrading Publishers, Facebook Explores New Ways to Boost Them…

Street Fight Daily: Facebook Updates Ad Measurement Practices, Mobile Audiences Skyrocket

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… Facebook Updates Its Ad Measurement Arsenal With New and Revised Video Metrics… Mobile Audiences Soar as Advertisers Struggle to Keep Up… With SimpleOrder Acquisition, Upserve Digs Into Back-House Operations…

Street Fight Daily: Fact Checking Some Location Targeting Claims, Amazon Go Officially Has Competition

TODAY IN LOCAL & DIGITAL MARKETING… Location Targeting is Nothing Without the Facts to Back it Up… Standard Cognition Is First Amazon Go Rival to Unveil Deal with Stores… SendtoNews Aims to Guarantee Brand Safety for Advertisers…

Street Fight Daily: Brands Shift Digital Spend to Local, The Enduring Benefits of Mobile Apps

BRANDS, PUBLISHERS, CUSTOMERS… Survey: Multi-Location Brands Continue to Shift Digital Budgets to Local… The Enduring Benefits of Mobile Apps for Brands…
Top 10 Programmatic Publishers of 2018…

Street Fight Daily: Mobile Coupons On Verge of Overtaking Paper, Smart Speakers Capture Media’s Attention

TODAY IN DIGITAL MARKETING… Mobile Coupons Are About to Overtake Paper—Here’s How Retailers Can Capitalize on That… For News Publishers, Smart Speakers Are the Hot New Platform… Ohio Car Dealership Sees Early Success with Location-Targeted Mobile Ads…

Street Fight Daily: Online-to-Offline Attribution Platforms, Global Retailer Uses AI Vendor to Deliver Omni-Experience

TODAY IN DIGITAL MARKETING… 5 Online-to-Offline Attribution Platforms for Local Marketers… LeSportsac Uses AI to Build Omni-Experiences for Shoppers… Publishers Complain GDPR Consent Signals Are Ignored by Ad Buyers…

Street Fight Daily: Google Announces Huge Local Ad News, How Apple Can Use Maps Rebuild to Compete in Local

CUTTING-EDGE POSSIBILITIES AND POWER PLAYS IN LOCAL… Google Announces Machine Learning-Based Ads Designed for Foot Traffic, Attribution, Personalization… 10 Ways Apple Can Rebuild Maps to Become an Innovator in Local…

10 Ways Apple Can Rebuild Maps to Become an Innovator in Local

As Apple relaunches Maps, I’m eager to see underlying map data improve, but I’d be even more interested if I knew Apple had a roadmap to improve the local data layer. Here are some things Apple should do if the company truly wants to move beyond its second-place status in local.

Street Fight Daily: Prime Day, Amazon’s Power, and Local; Google’s Mobile Speed Update and SMBs

BIG MOVES AND TOP TAKES IN LOCAL… Prime Day Showcases the Power of an E-Commerce Empire—And What It Means for Local… Why Google’s Mobile Speed Update Smells Like Trouble for Small Businesses… Simpli.fi Reaches Next Level in Precise Location Targeting…

Street Fight Daily: Web.com Agrees to $2B Sale, Mobile Ad-Blocking Threat Grows

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Web.com Agrees to Tentative $2 Billion Sale… Mobile Ad Blocking Is Becoming a Bigger Threat… Apple’s Push Against Push Is An Opportunity for Advertisers…

Street Fight Daily: Voice Disrupts Local News Delivery, Grocers Partner with Meal Kits

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Listen Up! Voice Makes Itself Heard in Delivery of Local News… As Grocery Shopping Evolves, Supermarkets Partner with Meal Kit Services… Apple’s App Store Privacy Crackdown May Hurt Facebook’s Onavo…

Heard on the Street, Episode 5: Bringing Apple-like Quality Standards to Local Ads, with Lynn Tornabene

What do you learn from going through two major tech acquisitions? It’s all about having a firm strategy, says Affinity X CMO Lynn Tornabene, our latest guest on Heard on the Street. In Tornabene’s varied career leading projects at top tech firms, M&A lightning struck twice—at DoubleClick (acquired by Google), then Quattro Wireless (acquired by Apple). 

Street Fight Daily: Local Merchants Unfazed by Facebook Controversy, Consumers Apprehensive on Voice

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Most Local Merchants Unfazed by Facebook Controversies, Though Some Signs of Trouble… Report: Brands Abandoning Social Media Measurement… Microsoft’s GitHub Deal Marks Latest Shift from Windows…

Street Fight Daily: Apple Wants In on Digital Ad Bonanza, Microsoft Buys GitHub

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Apple Looks to Expand Advertising Business with New Network for Apps… Microsoft Has Acquired GitHub for $7.5B in Stock… The Cost of a Bad Ad…

Street Fight Daily: Programmatic Comes to Audio, Publishers See Increase in Direct Traffic

A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… DoubleClick Bid Manager Opens Up Digital Audio Ad Buying Globally… In the Post-Facebook Era, Publishers See Rise in Direct Traffic… Mobile App Header Bidding Expands Monetization Opportunities for Publishers…